Violent Disorder Accused Found Not Guilty

Published: 11th May 2022

Saleema Mahmood defended AbdurRahman Ellahi, one of three men on trial for Violent Disorder.

The defendant was acquitted after a 3 ½ month trial at Birmingham Crown Court.

The trial focused on the fatal stabbing of one man and the pursuit and attack of another. Both men had taken part in an arson and shotgun attack on the home of a co-defendant. The Crown case was that the defendant armed with two knives pursued the man through the Sparkbrook area of the City. The male was found with injuries.

The trial involved careful painstaking analysis of CCTV footage and lengthy detailed legal arguments as to evidence of three persons together threatening violence.

Saleema was instructed by Ruksana Kauser of KA Solicitors, Birmingham.